Last month, we did something wonderful.
We hosted a fundraiser and wine social in support of Women Rising Inc. More important than the workout itself was the commitment, pride and joy around the gym. People showed up and sweated more than they ever have before. Goals were achieved and high fives were given.
Excitement, pride, and thankfulness: that’s what I felt from day one
Then the question hit me: “What am I gonna do with all this gratitude?”
Then I remembered the aspect of support.
The beauty of our program isn’t the colourful bumper plates, or women doing pull-ups. It’s not even the “workout.” The beauty is, “Let me show you how to squat, friend.” The beauty is CARING. We care enough to learn more, to tell you when you can do better, to share. And everyone can share.
If you’re happy about your progress, or joyful because of this week, you don’t have to hand out our business cards. You don’t have to refer your friends. Instead, I want you to teach your best friend to squat. If you care about them, teach them how to do an honest-to-God, heels-down, hips-back SQUAT.
I’ll even give you a prize. Post a picture of your friend squatting to our facebook and instagram page tomorrow, or email it to us, and they can do a private training session on us. It has to be good–you’ll have to teach them–and it has to be tomorrow. But if they do one good squat, they can get a private training session.
Can you think of a better gift to give your best friend, your significant other, your boss? I can’t.
You can email us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can text a picture at (201) 497-0319. Submit by 9pm on the 7th, please.